Trucks, tools stolen from Danville public works garage

Published 7:51 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

Danville police are investigating the theft of two pickup trucks and a number of tools from the city’s public works garage over the weekend. At least one of the pickups has since been found in Rockcastle County; the second one may have been found but the vehicle has been burned, delaying a positive identification.
The stolen tools include chainsaws, weed eaters, various hand tools and a welder.
The trucks and tools were discovered missing at about 11 p.m. Sunday night, when crews reported to the garage to begin preparing for the incoming snow, said Det. Kevin Peel with the Danville Police Department.
“(The theft) was sometime between Friday afternoon and Sunday,” he said.
The trucks, both 2017 Ford F150 pick ups, were new and hadn’t been branded as city trucks yet.
Peel said one truck was found Monday morning in Rockcastle County. The recovery is being handled by the Kentucky State Police, London post.
Peel said another truck was found in a remote area of Rockcastle County. It had been burned; police do not yet know if it is the second truck stolen from the garage.
The tools have not been recovered yet. Peel said the welder was likely in the back of one of the trucks and was, he believes, about the size of a generator.
Anyone with information about the thefts can contact the Danville Police Department at (859) 238-1200 or, after-hours, the Danville 911 Dispatch Center at (859) 238-1224.

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